Clinton 'Big Dig' begins, Ward crowned 'Queen of the Dig'
BY DENNY SCOTT
Natalia Ward was officially named “Queen of the Dig” for the major renovations on Clinton’s main street, and all it took was entering her submission in a colouring contest.
Central Huron staff announced Ward as the winner last Tuesday, with Mayor Jim Ginn and Central Huron Community Improvement Coordinator Angela Smith crowning her and giving her the trappings of her office.
“I was happy to find out I won,” she said, adding her jaw dropped when she heard the news.
Ward said she was nervous about the dig, especially to climb up on the big excavator, however she proved courageous, not only climbing on to the big machine but giving a big smile.
As part of the announcement, she turned a few shovelfuls of dirt, posed in the excavator and cut a ribbon marking the official start of the project that will see Clinton’s main street repaved after major infrastructure improvements.
During the construction, visitors are encouraged to use alleys, which have been decorated with paintings, to access the community’s downtown core. For more information, find Central Huron on Twitter or Facebook.